It's that time of the week when we visit the Practically Perfect Pink Phlox in all its pinkness. She's still lovely but close examination shows the pink beginning to fade and the delicate blossoms to look like they have spent too long in the wind (40 mile per hour gusts) and rain (three many days of rain).
She is still the center piece of the backyard wildflower garden and her fragrance still fills the air, soon Spiderwort and Penstemon will take center stage.
To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols
* Phlox pilosa